"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is a song that appears in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was written primarily by Paul McCartney but was credited as Lennon/McCartney. It was recorded on March 1, 1967 and released June 1 that same year.
While in nursery school, John Lennon's son Julien showed his father a drawing he called "Lucy- in the sky with diamonds", a picture of a Lucy O'Donnell, a classmate.
The Real LucyEdit
Lucy Vodden née O'Donnell was a classmate of Julien's and the subject of his famous picture. She died of lupus in 2009.
It has been a long-held belief that the song, with it's use of strange lyrics and odd melody, is about LSD. Even the song's title, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," spells out "LSD" with its’ initals. Though The Beatles have denied this claim, the BBC has banned the song.